LISC LA Orange County Small Business Relief Grant

The Orange County Inland Empire SBDC is teaming up with LISC LA and Wells Fargo for their LISC LA OC Small Business Relief Program to offer grants to micro-businesses in Orange County.

Thanks to support from Wells Fargo, LISC LA is providing 15 $5,000 grants to small businesses affected by the COVID-19 crisis.

We will be hosting a webinar on May 7th from 10-10:30am to provide businesses with more information on the grant application and eligibility requirements.


The application will open from May 8, 2020 at 9am PST and close May 9, 2020 at 9am PST. You can preview the application questions here.


  • Micro-businesses and enterprises affected by COVID-19 in Orange County, especially those in underserved communities including entrepreneurs of color as well as women and/or veteran-owned businesses that often lack access to flexible, affordable capital.
  • Businesses must have at least 2 employees and a maximum of 5 Full-Time Employees or 10 Part-Time Employees.
  • Applications will be reviewed based on criteria and are designed to prioritize particularly challenged businesses; the final grantees will be randomly selected from the top scoring applicants.
  • Businesses must be located in Orange County.

Looking to start or grow your business?

We at the Orange County Inland Empire SBDC, are here to help you with every aspect of your business to help it grow and become successful.
Give us a call at 1-800-616-7232 or schedule a quick, 15-minute intake appointment at to see how we can help you start, grow, and succeed.

LISC LA Orange County Small Business Relief Grant

Mike Daniel is the network director of the Orange County Inland Empire SBDC Network, which assists aspiring entrepreneurs and current business owners throughout Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside counties. Mike was formerly the director of the SBDC office at Long Beach City College. As business owner and entrepreneur himself, he started his career as the owner of a Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory location in Manhattan Beach and went on to open a second location in Long Beach in 2001. In 2007, Mike sold the Manhattan Beach store for an above-market offer then invested in several additional locations as a minority shareholder. Mike further expanded his candy empire with venture located in Shoreline Village in Long Beach called Sugar Daddies Sweet Shoppe, based on fill-it yourself candy options.

Mike has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from California State University, Fullerton.